Archive for July 18th, 2012

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Huawei drop off a monster tablet

HuaweiMediaPad10FHDAs we discussed in the podcast, there are a number of companies that have gone head to head with Apple to try and rustle up a little piece of the 10.1″ action. Asus, Samsung, Acer and more have had their go with varying degrees of success however Apple’s iPad managed to hold it’s ground maybe only accruing the odd bruise. The only way that any of the tablet manufacturers have been able gain any success is by targeting the market Apple did not already occupy, smaller, cheaper and less powerful devices. Google’s new Nexus 7 seems to be positioning itself to put the squeeze on the iPad, but again, it isn’t really in the same class.

Maybe one of our favourite underdog’s could come along and steal the thunder from the bloated fruit. Huawei is that new combatant. They are set to launch their new MediaPad 10 FHD in late August for only $475 dollars, and it has some surprisingly beastly specs:

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ZTE announce the Grand X


Today in London saw ZTE launch their latest Android offering; the Grand X. Running Android 4.0, sporting a 4.3 qHD display and a  NVIDIA Tegra 2 1GHz processor the device may not have the best specs but for under £200 on pay as you go it looks rather appealing.

The device is planned for release next month (August) and will initially be available through Virgin Mobile and Phones 4U.

I got hands on with the device earlier today and it is pretty sweet. The design and build quality look great and speed wise it was pretty nippy. With the price so low I suspect ZTE may well be on to a winner with the Grand X.

Let us know your thoughts in the forum. You can catch the full press release and a few more photos below.

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